New Heat Pump In Texas

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Old 11-12-04, 10:14 AM
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I have just built a home with 2000sq feet. I have a five ton twelve seer a/c heat pump. Since I am new to the heat pump, I have a few questions.

1. How often should my emergency heat come on?

2. Can you do anything about the cool feeling coming from the vents when the heat comes on?

3. I have a prog. thermostat, should I set the heat and leave it alone or program diffrent times to be diffrent heat temps?

4. One side of the house is colder than the other, is there anything I can do?
(Home is very well insulated)

5. Is it just me or does 72 feel diffrent on heat pump air than it does on a furnace.
 
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Old 11-12-04, 10:41 AM
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5 ton for 2K home sounds big to me but can be ???? I have a 3 ton in FL for 19K

#1 When its cold out and the heat pump cant keep up.Also if the pump goes over to defrost. You can see steam not smoke come off the outdoor unit then at times

#2 We tell the people we can make the home as hot as you want it. BUT do stand by any register out let.

#3 Dont like them on a heat pump.When you set them back like for part of the day when it comes back on to heat up the strip heaters turn on so you dont save.

#4 Play around with the registers close some down a little when it is too warm. this should put more hot air over in the other part of the home .IF the duct work is right.

#5 Could be you need a good humidifier put on the unit there It will make you feel warmer
A 12 SEER is low for where you are . More like a SEER of 17.00 and a HSPF 10.55

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Old 11-12-04, 10:55 AM
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Thank for the reply.

I was told that we needed a 5 ton because of the celing height and the amount of windows I have. I have two rooms with eighteen foot celings and the other rooms are ten. I also have twenty three window on the house, in which two large ones face the west side.

Should I adjust the registers in the house or try to adjust the flaps on the ducts at the unit?

Do you know what the humidity level should be?
 
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Old 11-12-04, 11:05 AM
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You could need 5 ton. Glass on the west did you use the new E glass would have helped.

Should I adjust the registers in the house or try to adjust the flaps on the ducts at the unit?
If you have dampers in the duct thats fine . Work with them thats what they are for. So try them first. you should get it to what you want. Now dont close them all the way off.

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Old 11-12-04, 11:58 AM
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You coulds also try running the indoor fan 24/7. That will help even out the temps.


Do you have return ducts on both sides of the house.
 
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Old 11-12-04, 01:12 PM
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I do have return vents on both sides of the house.

I had my thermostat set at 72 today. In the hall where the thermostat is was at 72, but my master area was at 69. Do you think its common to have a three degree variance?

I do have celing fans that run on reverse to force the air of the celing.
 
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Old 11-12-04, 01:37 PM
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You have to work with the runs to get what you want.

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Old 11-12-04, 02:26 PM
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Im sorry but I dont understand your last post.
 
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Old 11-12-04, 05:21 PM
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what ed meant was, reducing turns, kinks or length, as well as increasing diameter will adjust the aiflow needed to accomodate that rooms needs



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